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Easy Brownies (One Bowl)

If you are a chocolate lover like me, you probably cannot resist brownie – gooey, chewy and super chocolatey goodies. Brownies are also one of the easiest desserts to make, all you really need to do is to mix everything in a bowl!

If you are a chocolate lover like me, you probably cannot resist brownies – gooey, chewy and super chocolatey goodies. Brownies are also one of the easiest desserts to make, all you really need to do is to mix everything in a bowl!

Crackly tops, soft and tender center, these brownies are dangerously good, almost addictive… Plus, you can easily make brownie variations – S’mores brownie, Baileys browniee, and so on – based on this versatile recipe.

Ingredients (Makes 9 small slices):
  • 45g unsalted butter
  • 50-60g sugar
  • 55 g dark chocolate (A)
  • 1 large egg
  • 30g all purpose flour
  • 5g cocoa powder
  • 15g dark chocolate (B)
Instructions:

Combine butter and chopped dark chocolate A in a bowl, place a pot of hot water beneath the bowl. Melt butter and dark chocolate, stirring until smooth. (You can also melt the ingredients in a microwave).

Whisk in the sugar. Then add the egg, stir and mix until smooth. (Make sure chocolate mixture is cooled, or barely warm, because you don’t want to cook the egg).

Fold in flour and cocoa powder with a spatula, until just combined. Do not overmix. 

Line a 10x10cm square baking pan with parchment paper. Pour batter into baking pan, add dark chocolate B (chips or chopped), spread evenly. Bake at 182 C for 20-25 minutes. Slightly let cool before cutting into individual pieces.

Variations:
  1. S’mores brownies: Sprinkle marshmallow evenly on top of brownie batter
  2. Baileys brownies: add 1 tbs Baileys Irish cream to the melted chocolate mixture
  3. Espresso brownies: add 1tsp instant coffee to the batter
  4. Walnut brownies: add handful chopped walnuts to batter (or use other nuts you prefer)

Sprinkle fleur de sel on top. A little saltiness will actually enhance the chocolatey flavours of brownie.

I like to slightly under cook my brownies, so the center is like a “lava” cake. Warm and gooey brownies served with vanilla ice cream are truly to die for!

Chinese version


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